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No, There were plenty of immortal Avengers over the years. Immortal having the definition of being able to survive the aging process and maintaining vigor and capability. Almost all of the "gods" of the Marvel Universe are "immortal until killed." They boast extremely long life-spans, appearing effectively immortal. This includes the Japanese, Greek, ...


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This is a back-reference to the first Avengers film. TONY (CONT'D): (TO THOR) No hard feelings, Point Break. You've got a mean swing. (referring to the Iridium) Also, it means the portal can open as wide, and stay open as long, as Loki wants. The idea being that Thor looks like Patrick Swayze's character Bodhi in the film of the same name.


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Although the haircut scene doesn't affect the movie's plot and is played for laughs, it also works as part of the movie's symbolism. Over the course of Ragnarok, Thor is stripped of almost all the accoutrements we associate with Thor. He loses his father, his hammer, many of his friends, half of his cape, his freedom, and then his hair. (While his hair is ...


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At the beginning of the movie Thor, Mjolnir is not enchanted. It's just Thor's war hammer, built for him by whoever makes Asgardian weapons. He uses it because it's his, with no other particular requirements. After the fiasco with the Frost Giants, Odin places an enchantment on the weapon -- this is what he's doing when he whispers into the hammer, just ...


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Thor is an Avenger for a multitude of reasons. It's worth noting that the entire plot of The Avengers/Avengers Assemble is set into motion by Thor's actions in Thor. If Thor hadn't waged a war upon the Ice Giants out of pride and anger, then he never would have been banished to Earth, and Loki would have never sent the Destroyer there to kill him. Despite ...


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Apparently it was just because Chris didn't like wearing the wig anymore and it just took too long to get right as Eric Pearson has said in the below interview: "When I arrived, there were certain things they had already decided," Pearson told CBR. "'We’re going to break the hammer.. Another one was, 'We’re going to cut the hair.' I said, 'Why?' '...


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Let us assume normal physics. The trappings of the Thor comic relies on the old adage about sufficiently advanced technology being like magic. The only thing in normal physics we know of that might cause this kind of spacial locking is quantum levitation. It is not simply being heavy, because his hammer has been used to pin people in place without crushing ...


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Loki fell off into the Sea of Space, an area off the edge of the city of Asgard. That region lies between the Nine Worlds. Asgard is surrounded by water. Multiple shots establish this. It is magical water because it flows off of the surface of the realm in a grand waterfall. Since the Asgardians do not worry about running out of water, it must be magically ...


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Thor's hammer, Mjolnir, cannot by itself, destroy Captain America's shield. It cannot even dent Captain America's shield. Mjolnir is a magical weapon, imbued with incredible physical and magical properties but none of those powers can destroy Proto-adamantium. Thor for all of his physical might has never managed to do anything to Cap's shield until the ...


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Gungnir appears to have been left in the throne room in Asgard during Thor: Ragnarok when Ragnarok happens and Surtur destroys Asgard as I explain here. The last we see of it is when Hela disarms Thor. It may be obvious to some but it's also worth noting that your familiarity with a specific weapon matters a lot and even more so when switching between ...


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Not that we've seen If you recall back to the original Thor movie, the enchantment was placed specifically on Mjolnir during the course of the movie by Odin, as part of his attempt to teach Thor humility and responsibility. The fact that both Thor and Loki attempted to lift it in Thor and were surprised to have failed also implies that the lifting aspect ...


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Because Thor (and Loki, the Asgard, and everything else from the Thor universe) comes directly from Norse mythology. As Norse mythology originates from Scandinavia, it wouldn't make any sense for it to not be heavily featured. As to why Norway is featured more heavily than other Scandinavian countries; there are a few points that I can think of: ...


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After reading some of the answers here, and further Google (re)searching, I came to the following: There are two parts to wielding Mjolnir. Lifting Mjolnir Wielding Mjolnir (possessing Thor's power) Before wielding Mjolnir, it needs to be lifted. As portrayed in much of the modern comics and movies, unless you are worthy, the hammer won't budge from where ...


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There are certainly a couple of examples from the comics Thor uses Mjölnir to hammer a shaky pillar back into the ground in Thor #267 He uses his hammer to build a trench in Avengers #98 and a lava channel in Marvel Team-Up #26


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If you are seeking a purely physical reason for Thor's ability to fly, there isn't one. Thor's flight is inconsistently presented and has been so for his entire career. While the mechanism appears to be the whirling throw and release, this mechanism cannot explain the inconsistency in his ability to fly. In legends, Thor did not fly, he was drawn in a ...


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He probably knows There's a scene in the 2011 film Thor in which the characters come across a book about Thor, the Bifrost, and so on. The page about Thor has the following words in large, bold letters: THURSDAY - THOR'S DAY The characters share their findings and research with each other several occasions throughout the film, so it's possible that ...


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Because he’s not exactly been acting worthy at all during the 5 year gap. He’s been wallowing in self doubt drinking himself to oblivion and raging at 14 year olds in online games. He’s then sat in his guilt and depression rather than getting up and doing something about it. Incidentally this is probably the exact opposite reason for what makes Steve ...


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When we see Thor at this point, the following things have happened in his life, from his perspective: He failed to protect his people from Thanos' attack on the sanctuary. He failed to protect his brother from Thanos. In a fit of rage, and revenge, he doesn't one shot kill Thanos, which allows Thanos to wipe out half the life forms in the universe. By the ...


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It’s Tony’s nickname for Thor According to an Screen Rant article: When Thor enters the Quinjet he has a hard time gaining access to its controls. The ship asks for voice recognition input and he uses many different names including, “Thor,” “Thor, Son of Odin,” “God of Thunder,” and “Strongest Avenger.” However, the name that ultimately gains ...


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Vision. In Age of Ultron, Thor uses Mjolnir to bring Vision to life. It is a loose definition of "build" but I would consider this to be what Odin had in mind. Unfortunately, building is usually not as exciting as destruction, so it is less likely to be portrayed on screen in general.


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The enchantment on Mjolnir (the hammer) is not made until Thor (the character) is banished to Earth in Thor (the movie). Long, long after Hela used it when she went a conquering with Odin. Up until that time presumably anyone Odin gave the hammer to could wield it without restriction. I don't believe just anyone could have ...


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Quick and dirty answer without references? Because the reason Thor's hammer can't be moved isn't merely because it's super HEAVY; Odin's enchantment on it means it can't be moved by anyone of insufficient "worth." Thus, Mjolnir isn't heavy enough to crush Loki, nor is Loki of sufficient worth to move it or roll out from under it. Mjolnir or the Marvel Wiki....


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Not without hurting or killing Odin. There’s a Marvel comic called Thor: TDW Prelude which takes us from the end of Thor (destruction of the Bifrost) through The Avengers and to the beginning of Thor: TDW. I answered a similar question last year, and quoted this panel (which handily answers your question, too): (This comes in issue 1 of 2.) As Odin says to ...


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There are multiple reasons for why Loki attacked Earth. The first and most obvious motive is also the simplest - Revenge. From Avengers Assemble; Thor: We were raised together, we played together, we fought together. Do you remember none of that? Loki: I remember a shadow, living in the shade of your greatness. I remember you tossing me into an abyss, ...


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In the comic Thor #377 (March 1987, written by Walt Simonson), Thor uses Mjolnir to smith a new suit of protective armor.


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Odin's Trophy Room, also called the Vault has held a number of powerful artifacts captured in battles against the enemies of Asgard. This is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe #199999. Some of these items include: The Orb of Agamotto - an orb with the power of clairvoyance able to cross dimensional realms. It can be blocked by powerful sorcerers. In the ...


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On Earth-616, Thor and Rogue fought in Avengers Annual #10. She absorbed his physical powers but did not try to pick up his hammer. But having his physical abilities would, at that moment, certainly not have made her worthy. This was her first meeting with the Avengers and she was trashing them because of her affiliation with the Brotherhood of Evil ...


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With the release of Thor: Ragnarok, aspects of Dr R Dizzle's answer have now been invalidated. In particular: This seems to indicate that his standard Asgardian powers are his again, and not imbued by the hammer. We never see him depowered without the hammer since the first movie, so it's hard to say when the enchantment was no longer in effect. ...


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